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How to buy Qudian stock | $1.31

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Qudian Inc is a credit services business based in the US. Qudian shares (QD) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Qudian employs 947 staff and has a market cap (total outstanding shares value) of USD$342.5 million.

How to buy shares in Qudian

  1. Compare share trading platforms. If you're a beginner, look for a platform with low commissions, expert ratings and investment tools to track your portfolio. Narrow down top brands with our comparison table.
  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and bank information. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for Qudian. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: QD. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Qudian reaches your desired price. To spread out your purchase, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of USD$1.31, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimize risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Qudian, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Qudian. Optimize your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

Qudian share price

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Qudian shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-02.
Latest market closeUSD$1.31
52-week rangeUSD$1.21 - USD$5.09
50-day moving average USD$1.4129
200-day moving average USD$1.5864
Wall St. target priceUSD$1.55
PE ratio 1.667
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$1.053

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Is it a good time to buy Qudian stock?

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Qudian price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $1.31 from 2020-12-09

1 week (2021-01-10) N/A
1 month (2020-12-21) 6.50%
3 months (2020-10-17) N/A
6 months (2020-07-17) N/A
1 year (2020-01-17) N/A
2 years (2019-01-17) N/A
3 years (2018-01-17) N/A
5 years (2016-01-17) N/A

Is Qudian under- or over-valued?

Valuing Qudian stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Qudian's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Qudian's P/E ratio

Qudian's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 2x. In other words, Qudian shares trade at around 2x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

Qudian financials

Gross profit TTM USD$5.6 billion
Return on assets TTM 8.95%
Return on equity TTM 7.54%
Profit margin 13.11%
Book value $5.054
Market capitalisation USD$342.5 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Qudian shares

There are currently 10.9 million Qudian shares held short by investors – that's known as Qudian's "short interest". This figure is 15.3% down from 12.9 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Qudian shares can be evaluated.

Qudian's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Qudian's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Qudian shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Qudian shares traded daily (recently around 2.6 million). Qudian's SIR currently stands at 4.14. In other words for every 100,000 Qudian shares traded daily on the market, roughly 4140 shares are currently held short.

However Qudian's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Qudian shares, or, against the total number of tradable Qudian shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Qudian's short interest could be expressed as 0.04% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Qudian shares in existence, roughly 40 shares are currently held short) or 0% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Qudian shares, roughly 0 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Qudian.

Find out more about how you can short Qudian stock.

Qudian share dividends

We're not expecting Qudian to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Qudian share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Qudian's shares have ranged in value from as little as $1.21 up to $5.09. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

QD.US volatility(beta: 1.18)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Qudian's is 1.1762. This would suggest that Qudian's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Qudian overview

Qudian Inc. provides online small consumer credit products in the People's Republic of China. It uses big data-enabled technologies, including artificial intelligence and machine learning to transform the consumer finance experience. The company offers small credit products, such as cash credit products; merchandise credit products to finance borrowers' direct purchase of merchandise offered on its marketplace on installment basis; and budget auto financing products. In addition, it operates a platform for loan recommendations and referrals. Qudian Inc. was founded in 2014 and is headquartered in Xiamen, the People's Republic of China.

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